BBC School Report

BBC School Report gives students across the country the opportunity to become journalists.

At the beginning of our Feeling Good Week, we had an amazing visit by Mrs Potter herself, Dame Julie Walters. She spoke to our reporters all about her life as an actress and asked her some really interesting questions.

PC Jason Broomfield visited St Joseph’s to talk to some of our reporters about his job as a police officer. He showed the students inside of his car, explained what a police officer does and even put the lights and sirens on for them.

Mick, Hannah and Lewis talking about ‘Play Unified’.  St Joseph’s have chosen to become involved with this scheme as it aims to help combat intolerance through sports for young people with disabilities.

Caroline and Terry enjoy a discussion about St Joseph’s Block Work Experience and Enterprise.


Our BBC School Reporters, Terry and Chris, have interviewed Bernard Smith the Chair of Governors for St Joseph’s Specialist Trust.


Adrian Harms, a reporter from BBC Radio Surrey, visited the school recently to interview our School Reporters on St Joseph’s in house radio station ‘All Star FM’.   It was an exciting opportunity for the students to show off their interviewing skills as they asked Adrian about his job working for the BBC.

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Arts Week
St Joseph’s Specialist Trust were delighted to welcome the new Bishop Richard, Bishop of Arundel & Brighton, on his first visit to our school.

There were lots of fun activities taking place around the school, Bishop Richard joined in with a number of these, including the dancing and adding his handprint to our new reading bench. When completed the book bench will be decorated by the handprint of all students and staff at St Joseph’s.

Finally, our BBC School Reporter, Lewis, spoke to Bishop Richard about his job and his visit to our school.

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After an exciting world book day our BBC School Reporters find out more about the Baked Bean Company, who can join the company and the work that they do.

New ‘read to’ dog Teddy has arrived at St Joseph’s Specialist Trust. Our BBC school reporters find out more about the dog, her care routines and her owner.